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This March, Institute for Private Business members were invited to attend March's "Teach and Tour" at TechShop, a creative community with open access to DIY tools including 3D printing tech, fabrication tools, and design software. Our members took a tour of the facility before hearing from Daniel Fort, the founder of Defiance Whiskey, and his father, Garth Fort. Daniel told his story of how he got the idea for Defiance, how the name came to be, and what the future of Defiance holds.
I chose the SLU one year MBA program to further my career aspirations. Since attending classes I have gained a better understanding of how a business functions from the small details to the big picture. Having achieved my Bachelor’s Degree from SLU in Healthcare Management, I sought out a program like SLU’s one year MBA to teach me the business concepts that many healthcare organizations use on a day-to-day basis.
Twenty companies joined the John Cook School of Business One-Year MBA Class of 2016 for the 10th annual Firmapalooza, a speed networking event hosting by the Career Resources Center. Our MBA students participate in a professional development and career skill building “Nexus” curriculum over the summer in which they explore and clarify career interests, develop an MBA resume and work to hone their marketing message or “elevator pitch”.
Fortune recently released their inaugural list of 100 Best Workplaces for the Millennials from their partners at Great Place to Work, and St. Louis has three major companies featured. The vetting process included nearly 90,000 millennial-aged employees who answered 58 survey questions, which pertained to whether or not they have experienced an environment that would create a great workplace.
We would like to congratulate all of our graduating seniors who will be walking this Friday at commencement. All of your hard work and effort is about to pay off! On Thursday, April 30th, we honored exceptional seniors for their many achievements at our annual awards ceremony.
The Center for Career Resources held a Focus Panel on March 18th, featuring alumni of the John Cook School of Business speaking about networking, creating connections in your field, and what students should expect when they graduate.
For most students, their goal upon graduating is to have a job that corresponds to their selected major or emphasis and I am no different. Upon entering into the One-Year MBA, I knew I would have to start as soon as possible on this quest in order to secure the right position for me; I also knew that this would likely occur through finding an internship for the spring. With this in mind, I made two goals for this fall semester to aid or supplement my goal and subsequent search: research and network. I then did my best to carry out these tasks in order to know exactly kind of internship I wanted, who was offering such positions and looking for candidates such as myself, while also building relationships with individuals in these organizations as well as in my future career field of Human Resources. I believe this formula to be one that students of any area of emphasis or concentration can apply to their internship or job search and not only expect, but also receive, positive results.
For the past two summers, undergraduate international business students in the John Cook School of Business have been invited to apply for the Boeing Future Leaders in Thought & Experience program (Boeing FLITE). It is a 10-week internship designed to create world-class, inclusive thought-leaders. Students work 40 hours a week with four days focused on their internship duties within a specific business unit and one day with the other FLITE interns participating in FLITE school. FLITE school gives the students an opportunity to reflect on their experience at Boeing, continue to develop their business and professional skills, discuss real world work environment issues, and learn more about the organizational structure of The Boeing Company.
The Center for Supply Chain Management Studies at Saint Louis University held the Fall 2014 Integrated SCM Certificate graduation ceremony on December 12, 2014 at the A-B Auditorium in the John Cook School of Business with 32 graduates from various organizations.
A recent post by St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist David Nicklaus highlighted the substantial growth of employment in the financial services industry since the onset of the financial crisis. That growth has translated into a vehicle for success for many of our finance graduates--and will likely continue to do so in the future!